LIBERTY - Constable Steve Cochran was at Casey County High School Monday, but only as a visitor.
Cochran told the county Board of Education Aug. 9 that he would be at the high school and middle school in full uniform and in an official capacity to look into the illegal drug problems. Cochran indicated that he would be there if a school resource officer had not been hired to patrol the schools.
Principal Tim Goodlett said Cochran came to the high school as a visitor, rather than a police officer.
"We discussed different issues that he and the school are interested in concerning the students," Goodlett said.
"Our concerns are on the same page. He did not create any disturbance nor did he want to disrupt the daily routine. He followed the visitors' procedures and signed in," said Goodlett.
"He is truly interested in the kids and their well being," said Goodlett.